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Origins of the Kenny surname

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About the Kennys

We have a total number of 76063 records for people with the last name Kenny.

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Where do most Kennys live?

In 1921, most Kennys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Kennys

How common is your surname?

953rd most common surname in the UK

We have 34,600 records for the Kenny surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Kennys most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Kennys.

What are the most common Kenny first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Kenny family members

Common jobs for Kennys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kennys in 1921


Domestic Servant






Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Kennys in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner






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